make is a utility that automates the build process by managing dependencies amongst targets.

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How to avoid “make” redoing a library

I have a project for school. In the root dir, I have 3 subdirs which all have a makefile (because there will be 3 executable files), and there is 1 lib dir. This dir contains my library source files ...
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Organize local builds

A common thing for people who work on machines without having root rights is to locally build your own little suit of your favorite tools. The workflow goes a little something like this: tar xvzf ...
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Using embedded python script in Makefile

I'm trying to run a Python snippet inside a Make target, but I'm having trouble trying to figure out how these things work in Make. Here is my attempt so far: define BROWSER_PYSCRIPT import os, ...
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Use a package to install dependency and copy custom conf file

I used dh_make to create a basic Debian package install. I added a dependency which is the actual program I want. All I want to do is overwrite the conf file this package installed, with a new file ...
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Invoke python script through make command

I have a tool with 5 python scripts say A.py, B.py, C.py, D.py and E.py. I have to run this program in Linux. A.py is the one program I run which imports other files and uses them. For running A.py, I ...
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makefile fails when deleting a file [closed]

I am trying to write makefile and check - if a folder exist - delete it : BINUTILS_TAR_GZ := binutils-2.25.tar.gz BINUTILS_ORIG := binutils-2.25 BINUTILS_CHANGES := binutils_changes . . . clean: ...
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use bash to pass 2 variables to a Makefile

I have a bash script which outputs calls to my make file. #!/bin/bash mylist=( 'SAMPLES_OUT=$(call list_samples,AON_9,NT_1,SC_17) ...
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Difference between sudo make and sudo -s ; make

What are the differences between sudo make and sudo -s make First example do not work with my software, there is always a header file missing. Login as root with sudo -s and compile works fine. ...
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After apt-get update and upgrade, do I need to recompile and re-install software that I did not install via apt-get install?

In particular, I noticed that my OpenSSL has been upgraded after a system update via sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. As I installed my Squid server by manually compiling, configuring ...
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Understanding a make file for making .ko files

I know the purpose of this make file; it is a driver’s Makefile, which would invoke the kernel’s build system from the kernel source. But Unable to understand what exactly is going on. # Makefile – ...
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Fedora make command broken, kernel mismatch

On a new Dell Inspiron 3521, I tried installing Linux. First try was Ubuntu, but couldn't get the WiFi working. After trying all sort of things and commands, some errors started to show. I then ...
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Compiling PHP and installing it under one directory

I have to compile a few versions of PHP in work but I need an apache service for each version running like we have on Windows. However the configure options seem to have different folders for ...
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Recommended app for elaborating “System Charts” out of a Makefile in Ubuntu?

I'm looking for an application that is capable of plotting graphically as boxes on a chart (System Chart) all the components and operations of a Makefile so that the chart be taped prominently to the ...
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Cannot make anyfs-tools. My e2fslibs package seems not to be the compatible version

anyfs-tools promises to convert a ntfs partition into ext3. That's what I want to do. (I have backed up what was necessary). But when I try to compile anyfs-tools I get a make compilation error ...
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Only output errors / warnings when compile kernel?

When you compile kernel you normally see lines like CC XX.o or LD XX So, can I skip these messages? Only output errors or warnings generated by gcc
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make: *** No targets. Stop while building linux kernel module [closed]

I am just trying to learn how to driver modules for Linux Kernel. I followed Linux Device drivers 3rd edition book and started my work. I created a sample program and makefile. Please find my makefile ...
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Looping over directory entries in bash and saving to an array

(See update at the foot of the question). This is a followup question to "Make directory copies using find". This question involved manipulating a bunch of directories, This got too complicated to ...
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How to Cross Compile elfutils

My system (uname --all) Linux shyamdaramubtnb 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My target ARM Cortex A7 I am in the process of cross ...
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How to run a specific test from OpenSSL test suite?

I want to measure the code coverage of different tests from OpenSSL test suite. I successfully measured the total coverage of the tests with this method: $ make clean $ export CC="gcc ...
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How to echo makefile variable through Make's $(shell …)

I have a GNU makefile. The makefile has a few tests (around line 65 from the linked file): UNAME = uname MACHINE ?= $(shell $(UNAME) -m) SYSTEM ?= $(shell $(UNAME) -s) IS_X86 = $(shell echo ...
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Some questions regarding linux kernel external module build process

The Linux kernel documentation page for building external modules (https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kbuild/modules.txt) says this: === 2. How to Build External Modules To ...
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Compiling sources with a non-default compiler

I need to implement an authentication scheme on an embedded device and require gmp in order to perform large integer operations. After downloading the sources they must be compiled with a proprietary ...
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gnu make: “:= $(expression)” vs “:= @(expression)”

I am trying to determine what the the difference is between the "$" and "@" when used during expression evaluation (if that is the correct term). For instance, in the Makefile I am trying to ...
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How to fix “skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libc.a”

I get the following error when I try to build an embedded Linux target on a 64 bit Fedora 16 (Verne): make[3]: Entering directory `/export/home/git/minerva-5.x/third_party/multifiles' ...
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Switch-case block inside define keyword in a single logical line in a makefile

This is the code excerpt from ghc.mk, part of Haskell source compilation. I find it different, because the author has chosen to write one function block in a single line. Is it a common practice in ...
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Makefile make install not executing multiple line commands

I have a Makefile that contains an install section to allow me to make install after building the source code. The install section contains two lines of shell commands: install: /usr/local/lib cp ...
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Walk-through into make (menu)config's options [closed]

I need to customize the kernel a lot for a custom system. Most of my changes concern the kernel's memory usage (something like an embedded kernel). There are a lot of things enabled by default in the ...
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cd to a child directory of a symlink fails

To build a kernel module, you have to do make -C where -C is cd functionality. As my make failed a lot of times, I found this: [root@ror6ax2 modules]# ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r` | grep build ...
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Gmake macro expansion: macro calls macro with variable in arguments

In the following makeffile one macro process it's arguments to call another macro. I expect that makefile below will generate two targets and correct list of the targets in $TARGETS. But in fact it ...
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How can I exclude some library paths listed in “ pkg-config --variable pc_path pkg-config”?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04 making dist-upgrades. I did many manual installations such as ffmpeg, libglib and so on, in the past. I have a nice custom distro now, it works well but I have ...
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cannot make protobuf on Solaris 8

I just downloaded protocol buffer (protobuf) 2.5.0 from here. Then I tried to install it on Solaris 8 (SunOS ms-sparc8 5.8). When I try to run make, I got this error. In file included from ...
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How to get variables from the command line while makefile is runing?

Such as in bash script: read -p "Only UI(y/n)" Temp_Answer. Is it possible to do this while Makefile is runing? Because I want to do different base on the $Temp_Answer (Y or N) in Makefile.
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Cygwin : make install up to date problem

I have installed mingw-gcc: GNU Compiler Collection using the setup of Cygwin. When running "make install" command : $ make install And I get this message : make: `install' is up to date. What ...
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Assembly files in obj-m list when building kernel modules

I'm trying to build kexec as a module, but I'm running into a weird problem. My obj-m is: obj-m += kexec.o machine_kexec.o relocate_kernel.o When I run the makefile, it complains that there's "no ...
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I want to run commands like make, make install, python setup install without changing directories

I have written a script which will download software from the internet to the current user's home directory and then untar it. And then I have to make and make install it and in some software I have ...
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linux-sunxi - make failed, undefined references clk_*

I try to build uImage for linux-sunxi on a Debian box, which is prepared like this (How To Build Debian From Source Code for Mele): apt-get install emdebian-archive-keyring apt-get install ...
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help installing checkinstall locally

I'm trying to install checkinstall locally in my home directory. Though, in the INSTALL file is only described how to do a system wide installation: Simple enough: make su make install checkinstall ...
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Compiling a kernel module with some options

I have a bug in a driver (iwlwifi/iwlagn), which I have reported, and the developers are asking me to "build the driver with debug options enabled." More specifically: Debugging output is enabled ...
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Make errors when compiling hulahop

When I cloned hulahop I had a few possibilities to install it. I have chosen the path with autogen.sh I used commands: $ sh autogen.sh # -> OK $ ./configure # -> OK But make fails: $ ...
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Ocaml compilation error in AIX 6.1

I meet the following error when I try to compile Ocaml on my server running AIX 6.1 : "../Makefile.shared", line 39: make: 1254-055 Dependency line needs colon or double colon operator. ...
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What do I install into a given install prefix

Which directories should I expect to have in an install prefix when I'm writing makefiles? I've noticed that in the common prefix /usr, there is no /etc, yet there is an /include dir, which isn't in ...
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Cannot find libgmp when compiling GCC 4.5.2

I'm attempting to compile GCC 4.5.2 as part of the Linux from Scratch book (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter05/gcc-pass1.html). My configure is as follows: ./configure \ ...
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configure not adding line-continuation characters to makefile

This is, perhaps, a bit of a bizarre one but I don't even know where to start looking so if anyone can point me in the right direction, I'll be very grateful. I've just done a fresh install of my ...
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Linking shared library in linux kernel [migrated]

I would like to modify the linux kernel. I would like to use functions from a shared library (an .so file) in file kernel/panic.c. Unfortunately I don't know how to compile it. When I put it in ...
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TelosB mote and TinyOS

I am trying to Blink LED on TelosB mote. I have installed TinyOS but I am having an issue with the make command. Could anybody be able to help?
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Is there a easy-to-install distribution with all the necessary tools to compile (make, autotools, etc)?

I'm working on a workstation without root privileges. Since I need some tools I cannot install directly, I wish to put them in a vm. The problem is, I cannot connect to the repositories from the vm ...
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Arch Linux - make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring

I keep getting this same error when trying to install various packages: make: error while loading shared libraries: libunistring.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory It's ...
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sed:can't read /usr/lib/libltdl.a:No such file or directory

I tried to install the package libgraph but while executing make it says that justin@justin-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC ~/Downloads/libgraph-1.0.1 $ make Makefile:781: warning: overriding commands for ...
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cannot locate header while making buildworld in custom kernel source

I'm trying to install a custom kernel in freebsd and here's step I followed: install freebsd 9.1 on vm from the image get the source from hardenedBSD (branch hardened/9/kernsep) execute "make ...
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“Makefile:29: recipe for target 'siplib.o' failed” - SIP installation

I'm trying to install SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4 on Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. I type python3 configure.py and I get the following: This is SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4.2 on linux. The SIP code generator will ...